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The King

by on Oct.19, 2023, under Photography

The King

The King

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR @ 600 mm, 1/250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 560

For the last 4 or 5 years my longest focal length lens has been 200mm. I used to own an F-mount Sigma 50-500mm lens but sold it after moving to Nikon Z mirrorless (because the lens (AF) didn’t work on my Z7)

So I’d been waiting for a (Z native) long lens replacement for a number of years

Not just for birds and wildlife but for any of a number of reasons for having access to a longer lens

Now that I have the new Z 180-600mm it was time to try it out. Took it out whilst on a local (bush)walk with our dog 🙂

Spied what I think is a lovely looking Kingfisher way in the distance (this image is at 600mm and is also pretty heavily cropped in addition). I couldn’t actually get any closer (not just because I had a dog 🙂 but also) because it was over a river 🙂

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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First Take

by on Oct.17, 2023, under Photography

First Take

First Take

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR @ 600 mm, 1/500 sec at f/6.3, ISO 360

My very first frame taken with a newly adopted lens

The Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR has been on Nikon’s Z lens roadmap since the very beginning. Now 4 years later it’s finally been released!

A relatively affordable long telephoto zoom with lots of very positive features

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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Room with a View

by on Oct.11, 2023, under Photography

Room with a View

Room with a View

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 64 x 10 Frames

A pretty sweet view from this apartment block in Potts Point here in Sydney. A 10 frame handheld panorama that takes in about 240˚ of the expansive views. From Darlinghurst around past the CBD, the SHB and SOH, across the harbour and out towards the heads

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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Centre View

by on Oct.09, 2023, under Photography

Centre View

Centre View

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S @ 120 mm, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 64

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End to End

by on Oct.07, 2023, under Photography

End to End

End to End

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S @ 20 mm, 10 sec at f/1.8, ISO 3200 x 24 Frames

A crop from a 24 frame stitched panorama taken in South Australia on a full moon evening. The complete milky way arch lowish in the sky a perfect backdrop over rural farmland

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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